Winner of the 2005 Global Filipino Literary Award for Poetry.
Both surrealistic and urgently on-point, these boisterous poems comprise an identity crisis in the age of New Media. Sarah Gambito writes with verve on the complicated collision of ethnicity, sex, immigration, and nationality, her playfulness and pop-culture savvy offering cover for her surprise attacks of direct, even confrontational engagement.
“Gambito evokes a carnival of multiethnic references, intuitive leaps and fiery existential queries. . .”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The poems in this second collection are as much about language as they are about Gambito’s Filipina heritage. . . They are surrealistic, fierce, and playful.”
Sarah Gambito is the author of a previous collection, Matadora. She is founder and director of Kundiman, a not-for-profit organization devoted to the promotion of Asian American poetry, for which she was recently awarded a Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers award. Assistant Professor and Director of Creative Writing at Fordham University, Gambito lives in New York City.
Paperback / $14.00 (Can $15.50) / ISBN 978-0-89255-346-4 / 64 pages / Poetry